'One of the more flamboyant and sumptuous wines of the vintage this inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence richness and aromatic pleasures. A soaring bouquet of creme de cassis charcoal graphite and spring flowers is followed by a super-concentrated wine with silky tannins stunning amounts of glycerin a voluptuous multilayered mouthfeel and nearly 14% natural alcohol. Displaying fabulous definition for such a big plump massive concentrated effort I suspect the tannin levels are high even though they are largely concealed by lavish amounts of fruit glycerin and extract. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040.'
100 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
'The greatest wine I’ve ever tasted from this address is the 2009 Léoville Poyferré, which is a step up over both the 2000 and the 2010. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and the balance Cabernet Franc that hit 13.9% alcohol, it offers everything you could ask of a wine and reveals a saturated purple color as well as incredible notes of crème de cassis, blueberries, lead pencil, exotic Spices, and dried flowers. Incredibly full-bodied, super concentrated, deep, and opulent, yet still pure, fresh, and lively, it has sweet tannin and a hedonistic vibe that hides its underlying structure. Drink it anytime over the coming three decades.'
100 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
'This is already offering a great palate presence. The wine tastes and feels great. There is volume, sensuous tannins, length and purity. Still young, the wine is vibrant, opulent, deep and long. What a beauty. Unless you have a case or prefer wines in the primary stage, I would wait 5 years before pulling a cork.'
98 Points - Wine Cellar Insider
'An immensely structured wine packed with dark tannins promising aging potential. It is complex powerful layered with new wood and concentration finishing with dark plum fruits and acidity.'
96 Points - Wine Enthusiast
'Gorgeous aromas of blueberries and blackberries, with flowers and minerals. Full body, with silky tannins and a bright acidity on the finish. Tangy and chewy. Muscular.'
96 Points - James Suckling
'Bright medium ruby. Classic Saint-Julien aromas of cassis licorice tar minerals and dark chocolate. Lush sweet and powerful with a superb glyceral texture to the dark berry and dark chocolate flavors. Huge wine but not at all heavy. The extremely long echoing finish features utterly noble tannins that saturate the front teeth. Offers a show-stopping combination of sweetness and structure. Built for three decades of life in bottle. '
95 Points - Stephen Tanzer
'Solid notes of steeped black currant ganache-coated fig and plum eau de vie pump along in this very dark red but with well-integrated structure. Long and winey through the finish with the grip extending everything nicely. Best from 2016 through 2026.'
93 Points - Wine Spectator